The student activities of Coastal Carolina Community College are designed to enhance student learning. Getting involved in campus activities is an excellent way to meet people with similar interests and talents, as well as provide students with an emotional and social outlet. Experiences gained can also be beneficial to students when seeking employment after graduation, as employers value people with varied interests.
The SGA is designed to promote the general welfare of the College in a democratic fashion and to facilitate communication between the student body, the faculty, and the administration. The Student Government Association provides a means through which students can promote interest in student activities both on and off campus. The president of the SGA serves as the student trustee on the College Board of Trustees.
- President – Bruce Pasquale
- Vice President – Myles Ryans
- Secretary – Graciela Lopez-Ramirez
- Student Government Communication Officer – Jose Lopez-Ramirez
The SGA office is located in room 119D in the Student Services building and usually has an officer available in the mornings of every school day. Please see the office hours posted on the SGA office door for accurate office hours.
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This is an international honor society for students enrolled in a two-year college. Membership is by invitation only, is extended to students who are enrolled in a degree program, have completed at least 12 semester hours at Coastal, and have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.55 or better. Phi Theta Kappa’s purpose is to promote academic excellence through the society’s four hallmarks: leadership, scholarship, service, and fellowship.
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Designed as an extra credit option for some classes, this program is an instructional methodology that integrates community service with academic instruction as it focuses on critical and reflective thinking and civic responsibility. Students are involved in organized community projects that address local needs while developing their academic skills, sense of civic responsibility, and commitment to the community.
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The club’s purpose is to promote the welfare of all individuals without regard for race, sex, origin, social, or economic status by sharing in all phases of social living, upholding professional and educational standards, and adhering to a code of ethics that encourages the highest traditions of the nursing profession. This club is the local component of the district and state student nurses’ association.
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Cafe Con Leche (Spanish Club)
The members of Cafe Con Leche bring a better understanding of Hispanic culture to Coastal students, faculty, and staff through music, food, and other activities. Their goal is to provide a support system and network for those with a mutual desire to learn about cultures in Spanish-speaking countries. For more information, visit the Spanish Department website.
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Christian Campus Ministry (CCM)
The CCM club is a non-denominational gathering of students who desire to study the Bible and apply it to their daily lives. The purpose of the club is to promote an understanding of the Bible, influence unity and morality among students and faculty, and to offer positive contributions toward academic achievement, overall success, and well-being.
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Coastal Alliance: LGTBQIA
The sole purpose of this organization is to be a beacon of optimism for the students of Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual, Questioning, and Intersex community and its Allies at Coastal Carolina Community College. The club serves as a source of support and education. The club promotes activism, reflection, community outreach, and positive changes.
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Dental Professions Club
The purpose of this organization is to provide students of Coastal Carolina Community College pursuing a future career in dentistry a support system that includes faculty and peers and a network of connections by which they may obtain additional resources. Refer to the Dental Department website for more information on the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs.
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eXtreme Science Club
This club provides, promotes, and supports experiential science activities. The activities are designed to relate to possible career choices within the sciences and to take advantage of resources that are available within the local community. When it comes to science, eXtreme Science Club members want to live it, see it, do it!
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Fine Arts Society – Art Division
The purpose of this club is to promote education and public interest in the visual arts, while interacting with art enthusiasts and encouraging emerging artists at Coastal Carolina.
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Fine Arts Society – Music Division
The purpose of this organization is to provide students of Coastal Carolina Community College a support system that includes faculty and peers, a network of connections by which they may obtain additional resources, and insight into the dynamic face of the music world today.
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Graphic Novel Club
The mission of the Graphic Novel Club is to bring students together with a mutual interest in graphic novels. The club provides an opportunity for students to discuss relevant graphic novels and share ideas about art and the art of storytelling. The Graphic Novel Club meets every two weeks.
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International Culinary Club
The mission of this club is to introduce students to, and expand their knowledge of, the intricacies of international cuisines as offered by authentic ethnic restaurants and stores in the region.
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Minority Male Mentoring Program (MMSI)
The Minority Male Success Initiative (MMSI) is a club designed and structured to enhance the educational success of all minority males currently enrolled at Coastal Carolina Community College. The target group for each school year will be all incoming first-year minority male students attending the college. However, Coastal will continue to serve any and all students at the college interested in becoming a member of MMSI.
WHO IS A MINORITY MALE
According to the United States Department of Education, the term “minority” means American Indian, Alaskan Native, Black (not of Hispanic origin), Hispanic (including persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Central or South American origin), Pacific Islander or other under-represented ethnic group.
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The Paralegal Society is for students enrolled in the Paralegal Technology program. It is a student affiliate of the National Association of Legal Assistants, organized to further paralegal education and to encourage a high degree of ethical and professional attainment. The Paralegal Society sponsors educational programs and attendance at professional seminars in cooperation with the legal profession: the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc. and the North Carolina Paralegal Association.
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Membership includes students interested in the social sciences as well as philosophy. Campus activities include a voter registration drive, Habitat for Humanity, and participation in Fall Festival and Spring Fling.
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Practical Nursing Education Club
This is an organization designed to prepare the practical nursing students for membership and participation in professional practical nursing organizations. Professional growth and development are encouraged through group learning and community service projects.
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Social Sciences Club
The goals of the Social Sciences Club are to look beyond the often-neglected and taken-for-granted aspects of our social environment and examine them in a fresh and creative way, utilizing sociological imagination and perspective; to provide additional opportunities for Coastal students to develop sociological skills for all future occupations; and to promote a sense of civic, campus, and personal responsibility through voluntary membership and research. Club membership consists of students with an interest in sociology, regardless of their curricula.
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Star of Life
This association has the purpose of providing fellowship and support to students in the Emergency Medical Science field and ensuring the continuation of the Star of Life endowed scholarship program. The organization is open to Coastal students already enrolled in the Emergency Medical Science curriculum as well as those students who are seeking admittance.
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